Earlier this week a man robbed a bank for $1 just to get access to health care through the federal prison system. The stunt worked: James Verone is now receiving medical services for a growth on his chest, two ruptured disks, and a problem with his left foot. But he’ll likely get less than a year’s time, in which case he’s said he’ll rob again.
This doesn’t happen in Canada or Great Britain.
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Americans should be so proud, that this is the country we fight to preserve. Who needs change?
Everyone knows — or should know — that the United States spends much more than any other country on health care. But the Kaiser Family Foundation broke that spending down into two parts, the government’s share and the private sector’s share (both measured as a percentage of total gross domestic product), then compared the results with figures from 12 other countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. And here’s the shocker: Our government spends more on health care than the governments of Japan, Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Canada or Switzerland.